PAWTUCKET — Just as a gently used item can be “new” to someone else, taking a fresh look at familiar places — especially those steeped in history — can yield pleasant surprises. Along those lines, this year’s kickoff event celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week on Saturday, May 3, features the Blackstone Valley, and Pawtucket in particular, in two of nine tours.
Area residents are invited to “tour their own backyards” by joining one of these day tours that visit local attractions, including a special trip to iconic sites in Pawtucket on May 3. The event, Southern New England Discovery Tours, or SoNew for short, features nine different day tours that are a mix of regional attractions and activities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times.